For centuries now, turmeric has been used in therapeutic preparations in different parts of the world. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties including strengthening the immunity system, relieving gas, improving digestion, regulating menstruation, etc
Amongst the many benefits of Turmeric, here are the four major ones that you really need to know about.
- Turmeric can be used effectively to cure abdominal pain and digestive issues. Its benefits further extend to the treatment of bloating issues too.
- In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is actually used to treat many respiratory conditions including cold, cough, and other allergies. In fact, burning turmeric and inhaling the smoke was also considered to be extremely beneficial in clearing chest congestion and releasing mucous.
- Turmeric is a great antiseptic. Many South Asian countries use it as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, and bruises, and as an antibacterial agent too. If you have inflamed joints, a paste of turmeric, lime, and salt is used to reduce the inflammation and also on sprained ankles.
- Turmeric can help repair damaged brain cells. It contains a compound called Aromatic turmerone that can help prevent neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s.
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